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Livingston Township Invites Residents to Celebrate Halloween at Multiple Venues

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Fun, safe, kid-friendly Halloween parties are being hosted throughout Livingston this weekend. Livingston’s six elementary schools will host Halloween parades and in-class celebrations prior to the weekend’s festivities, which include a Halloween Cupcake-Decorating Roadshow and costume parties at the Livingston Public Library and the Livingston Mall.

Livingston is also inviting locals to “Sell Your Extra Halloween Candy for a Cause,” on Monday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to 8 pm. The township will give sellers $1 for every pound brought in. The candy will be donated to Operation Gratitude, which sends care packages to troops in the military worldwide.

First, celebrate Halloween “Minions-Style” at the Livingston Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Families can enjoy Minions-themed crafts and games at the library. Minions and Halloween costumes are not required but strongly encouraged. No registration is required for this program.

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For more information about this drop-in program, contact Amanda Winter at (973) 992-4600 x 241 or

Simon’s Livingston Mall will also offer local children a safe and fun place to take part in Halloween activities while hosting a Mall-o-ween Trick-or-Treat event on Saturday, Oct. 31.

Throughout the day, costumed children can visit participating mall retailers, who will give out treats while supplies last. Stores will have pumpkin signs in the windows, indicating their participation. To ensure a festive and safe atmosphere, guests are asked to refrain from wearing full-faced masks.

“Livingston Mall is the perfect place for families looking for Halloween entertainment in a fun, safe community environment,” said Maria Gregorius, Area Director of Marketing and Business Development for the Livingston Mall. “We look forward to welcoming costumed children and their families as they participate in Halloween themed games, contests and entertainment during the Kidgits Halloween Party and Mall-o-ween Trick-or-Treat.”

The Simon Kidgits Club is a fun and informative program that focuses on health, wellness, education, safety and entertainment for children ages three through eight. Since 2003, the Simon Kidgits Club has kept children and parents alike amused with various events and activities while providing incentives for club members, such as special offers, rewards and games.

Simon Kidgits Club members receive a variety of goodies, including a Simon Kidgits Club T-shirt, membership card, birthday card and gift, discounts and scheduled activities. For more information about the Simon Kidgits Club, visit

Also on Halloween morning, fourth-generation baker Sandy Long, Founder of International Dessert Group, Inc. will head across the country to present Gone Cupcaking!, a hands-on experience where people participate in a 70-minute cupcake decorating class that teaches the fundamentals of designing gourmet cupcakes.

The Halloween Cupcake Decorating Roadshow will feature large-scale events in 50 cities, in 50 Premier Malls throughout the country, including the Livingston Mall. Successfully, held in other major cities, such as Philadelphia, Miami, Baltimore, and Ft. Lauderdale, Gone Cupcaking! will attempt a Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous cupcake decorating class in history.

Designed to be family-oriented, participants can choose from four different sessions as the team of decorators will teach techniques for decorating Halloween-style cupcakes. At Livingston Mall, the sessions will take place at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. in Center Court. Cost to participate in the event is $19 per person or $75 for a group of four. Pre-registration is required. The original pricing for the class is $49.

"Participants will get everything they need to decorate including cupcakes, signature icing, decorating tips and all the sprinkles and toppings their cupcakes can hold,” Chef Ruby Davis, a leading Chef on the tour said. “There’s nothing like this."

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